1st HD gaming console.

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  1. T3GZdev
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    i found this on this morning.

    http://gamingbolt.com/2010/06/27/the-first...gaming-console/
    this proves hd has nothing to do with graphics & saga was far ahead of there time.
    & if you dont agree or are gonna leave rude comments GTFO!!
     
  2. Jamstruth

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    I think the first TRUE HD console was a PC.
     
  3. T3GZdev
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    say it with me GAMING CONSOLE..(exclusive for gaming)
    i like your pic btw [​IMG]
     
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    i dare you to post this on N4G
     
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    Don't be stupid. 'High' as in definition is a relative term, just like 'next' as in generation is.

    When the genesis was released, it's graphics were amazing. Compare to what came before it (Master System) it's graphics were indeed high definition. The Sega MegaDrive is 22 years old, things change in 22 years.
     
  7. Rydian

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    I highly doubt the genesis was able to actually do 720/1080, as it lacks an output that supports it. In searching for a copy of the manual that states this (and other such info), the most I found was somebody modding his genesis to output s-video, which still did not get any HD signal.

    High Definition in relation to video describes the resolution.
    @tk_saturn, "High Definition" (when used to describe video) has a factual clear-cut meaning as defined by the FCC (in the US) as a resolution above (x)x480p (which is ED, above SD but not HD).

    The sega genesis is listed as having a 320x224 resolution. If it's only calculating 320x224 internally, then it is nowhere near HD. The hardware might be modded to output an HD signal, but that would require addition parts (in which case you can no longer claim it's the genesis itself doing it) and would only scale the internally-generated image to a higher resolution (which would just be displaying 320x224 with double or triple the pixel size), which is known as "upscaling", which doesn't increase the graphical quality at all.

    I call bullshit. The genesis was introduced to the US in 1989, before "High Definition" was adopted and set in stone as a standard (in 1996) by the FCC, so before that time anybody was free to say "High Definition" because it was subjective, not objective. However, now the term High Definition (when relating to video signal) is objective, and you can't call something High Definition if it doesn't meet the requirements (though this doesn't stop companies from using the term "HD" and simply letting users think they're saying High Definition...)

    The genesis did not do 720/1080.
    Whoever said it was in the manual was lying.
     
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    I love the way it says high-definition graphics next to 16-bit
     
  9. DunkrWunkah

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    You got troll'd.
     
  10. TrolleyDave

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    Well if that's what the intent of the topic was then...
     
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